Sep 13, 2018

How to stop / configure storing text messages in iPhone

By default, your iPhone stores all of the text messages you send and receive...forever. This is convenient if you need to look up a 2-year old conversation; not so convenient if you need that storage space back. 

To stop your phone from saving texts forever, open up the Settings app and tap Messages. Scroll down until you find Message History and tap Keep Messages. Change Forever to 30 Days or 1 Year. A pop-up will ask you if you want to delete older messages; tap Delete to proceed.